£5415 – Specialized Epic Hardtail Expert Carbon 29er Mountain Bike 2022 X-Large – Satin Carbon/Smoke Gravity Fade/White



Go ahead try and find something that’ll put a bigger smile on your face than absolutely smashing the perfect line on a fast capable hardtail. The Epic Hardtail Expert exists to make that smile even bigger—and to make sure your face gets just as hard of a workout as your legs.Working towards the lightest bike possible has long been the race within the race but at what cost? The battle of the grams certainly hasn’t been without its casualties with hardtail XC race bikes coming to stand for a harsh twitchy ride at the expense of capability and versatility. But who said fatigue from fighting against your own bike makes you any faster? Instead recognizing that the fastest bike is more than simply the lightest bike we said out with the jarred-to-death tail the measure-your-posterior’s-sorrows-by-the-yard tail and in with the avant-garde tail. The ridiculously capable mystifyingly comfortable head-shakingly light and all-around fast Epic Hardtail. Sure we optimized every inch of the Epic Hardtail frame to achieve the lightest production hardtail frame in the world anyway but we also prioritized our commitment to creating an Epic Hardtail that’s as capable as it is comfortable with aggressive singletrack-inspired geometry increased tire clearance and a frame obsessively engineered for increased vertical compliance all while creating a bike that lives and breathes the fundamentals of fast. The Epic Hardtail Expert's RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork offers 100 millimeters of incredibly efficient travel in a lightweight package while Roval's lightweight yet tough Control Carbon wheelset and a wide-range SRAM 12-speed group round out the lightweight build. Ridiculously capable incredibly light and refreshingly comfortable the Epic Hardtail’s dropper-post friendly FACT 11m carbon frame rewrites the hardtail playbook with game-changing success. The 100mm-travel RockShox SID SL BRAIN fork is firm when you want it firm and plush when you want it plush—no levers required. Descending from a long World Cup lineage hand-built Roval Control Carbon wheels feature a modern 29-millimeter internal-width hookless rim and maximize strength ride quality and durability while keeping weight to a minimum. Epic Hardtail Expert Technical Specifications FRAMESET Frame Specialized FACT 11m Progressive XC Geometry Rider-First Engineered™ threaded BB 12x148mm rear spacing internal cable routing Seat Binder Specialized Alloy 34.9 Suspension Fork RockShox SID SL BRAIN Bottom-Adjust Brain damper Debon Air 15x110mm 44mm offset 100mm Travel XS-80mm Travel COCKPIT Stem Specialized XC 3D-forged alloy 4-bolt 6-degree Handlebars Specialized Alloy Minirise 6.5mm rise 750mm 31.8mm clamp Tape Specialized Trail Grips Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport steel rails SeatPost Specialized Alloy Single Bolt 30.9mm BRAKES Front Brake SRAM Level TL 2-piston caliper hydraulic disc Rear Brake SRAM Level TL 2-piston caliper hydraulic disc DRIVETRAIN Rear Derailleur Sram X01 Eagle 12-speed Shift Levers SRAM X01 Eagle trigger 12-speed Cassette SRAM XG-1275 12-speed 10-52t Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed w/ PowerLock® Crankset SRAM X1 Eagle Alloy DUB 165/170/175mm Chainrings 32T Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 73mm threaded WHEELS Rims Roval Control SL Carbon offset design 29mm internal width 4mm hook width Tubeless ready 28h Front Hub DT Swiss 350 6-bolt 15mm Thru-axle 110mm spacing 28h straight -pull Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 straight-pull 6-bolt DT Swiss Ratchet EXP 12x148mm thru axle XD freehub body 28h straight-pull Spokes DT Swiss Comp Race Front Tire Specialized Fast Trak Control Casing T5 Compound 29×2.35 Rear Tire Specialized Renegade Control Casing T5 Compound 29×2.35 Inner Tubes Standard Presta valve * Specifications are subject to change without notice

Additional information


Extra 15% off Mountain Bikes at Go Outdoors! Use code ALL15 at checkout. Valid until Tues, 30th May 2023